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Psychology

QuestionAnswer
Biological Perspective Evolutionary/Neuroscience - inherited behavior, genetic Darwin,
Psychodynamic Perspcetive The mind explains symptoms and behaviors Freud- Unconscious forces act to determine behavior and personality
Behavioral Perspective Keys to understanding development are observable behavior and outside environmental stimuli
Cognitive Perspective Focus on processes that allow people to know, understand, and think about the world
Social Perspective Different levels of environment simultaneously influence individuals. Bronfenbrenner: target/cinnamon roll model of rings
Humanistic Perspective humans have natural capacity to reach full potential Free Will Maslow People are basically good
Nature and Nurture Genetics vs Environment
Mind and Body Is the mind part of the body, or the body part of the mind
Active and Passive Active Free will assumes that we are free to choose our behavior, in other words we are self determined Passive determinist approach proposes that all behavior is determined and thus predictable.
Wholistic and Discrete The whole you approach vs. just looking at pieces
Plasticity and Rigidity Can't teach an old dog new tricks
Universal and Ideographic establishing laws or generalizations / what makes each of us unique
Continuous and Discontinuous Does development occur along a continuum or in discrete stages
Created by: Tterbnarod